Historic Building Preservation Commission

Current Members

John Stockbridge, Chairman
Ben Branch
Amy Parsons
Shelley Smith

914-666-4434 – Anne Paglia, Secretary
Email: Anne Paglia

2017  HBPC Schedule

This commission was formed in order to protect and preserve buildings in the Town of Bedford, which have or represent distinctive elements of the Town’s historical, archaeological, architectural or cultural past that are not part of the Town’s historic districts. The commission is comprised of five members that are appointed by the Town Board.The Town’s Historic Building Preservation Law requires commission approval for demolition or significant exterior alteration of a Historic Building. The Law also defines Historic Building and requires that the Town prepare and maintain a Survey of Historic Buildings

                                                                                                                                                                 

Commission Recommendations to Overhaul the
Historic Building Preservation Law

The Town of Bedford Historic Building Preservation Commission (HBPC) has recommended to the Town Board extensive changes to the Historic Building Preservation Law, which are the direct result of comment through three public information sessions on a previous proposal.  The new proposal overhauls the Law. Among its provisions, it would significantly reduce the authority of the Commission and the number of properties subject to its review (only “Tier 1” properties), “Tier 2” properties would apply only to demolition; “as of right” would be clarified and increased; and procedures would be streamlined. The recommendations also include tax incentives and reduced fees.

On Wednesday, February 15, 2017, the HBPC held a public information session to seek comments on this new proposal. We are sincerely grateful to everyone who took the time to consider the proposal and to provide feedback. If you were unable to attend the Information Session, please review the links on this page, and consider providing your comments or questions by e-mailing the Secretary of the HBPC at Anne Paglia or calling at 914-666-4434.

Public Information Session, February 15, 2017

Notices to Owners